Monday, 16 July 2018

Pilates helps prevent injury

VANESSA Mansergh, sports and remedial masseuse, is taking a pilates class for beginners on Wednesdays and intermediates on

VANESSA Mansergh, sports and remedial masseuse, is taking a pilates class for beginners on Wednesdays and intermediates on Thursdays in Henley.

Pilates benefits everyone, from the gardener with a stiff back and hips or the office worker with tight neck and shoulders, to the athlete with injuries from muscle overuse.

Vanessa’s classes are functional, which means they provide the tools to prevent everyday aches and pains from muscle overuse (typing, digging, running, lifting), poor posture or stress.

A better posture can be achieved by lengthening the short, tight muscles while strengthening the weak muscles, which will provide support for the lower back.

The functional exercises target specific movements which we do on a daily basis, such as turning over in bed to get up in the morning, bending down to put our socks on, or getting up out of a chair or car.



Pilates will teach you to recruit muscles in the right order so strength comes from your core instead of relying on the dominant leg muscles. In time you will master the precision to practise your sport with greater ease. They are small, mixed groups so you get lots of individual attention.

Every person who books on to the course receives a free 20-minute one-to-one session. Please contact Vanessa on (01491) 577480 or 07906 186912 for more details.



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